Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Looking up!

Well, I finally heard from the Donkey Sanctuary and unfortunately I was unsuccessful there. I got some great post-board feedback though, which is always beneficial, so can learn a lot from that.

I was getting anxious this morning, as I had the other job offer hanging in the wings, and leaving it too long looks bad for many reasons: it could indicate that I can't make decisions, it leaves the Agent in an awkward position as the go between, and the employer could change their mind because they don't think I'm serious about it.

I called the Sanctuary and fortunately it didn't take someone long to get back to me and update me. I was then able to accept the job with the chartered survey company. I am genuinely thrilled to be starting there - I'm a bit nervous as it sounds like it can get quite busy, but the more confident and comfortable I get, the better I'll be. I'm confident the right choice has been made, although I'm a bit disappointed Sanctuary job didn't come through after all. But to be able to stay in the New Forest is not a bad consolation prize by any stretch of the imagination!

I was offered the opportunity to do some temp work if it came up, but opted to just enjoy the rest of my time off before I start working again. It's been really good for me, and overall I feel much more positive and relaxed.

My sister and I went to the oceanside village of Lymington yesterday for a few hours. It's quite a pretty village, although it was drizzly and cool for the most part. We had lunch and poked around a little bit. I bought some t-shirts for my hike in September, a book (£1!), some cake, went to the bank, and I picked up a few things at the chemist. Then we went to another, smaller, inland village called Burley. It's in a lovely spot, but is limited with respect to village business. It's got some witch shops and I bought several new crystals there, but otherwise there isn't much around and we left after a brief visit.

Today is puttering on the computer, but tomorrow needs to be a bit more focused and productive: laundry, unpacking the bags that are lying around my room and putting things away, some reading...


its me, sam said...

Glad to know things are looking up! Would you like to share the pic's of the crystals you bought? I'm always curious to see what other's pick up for crystals ( or rocks off the beach for that matter). I hope you and your sister have a lovely visit!

Jane said...

Congrats on the new job Annie!! I'm so pleased you get to stay in New Forest!! By the time of our hike you'll be a pro at your new position! I really like how things are turning out for you as a result of hard decisions. It will help you to know you have made the best decisions for YOU!

Gill - That British Woman said...

congrats on the new job, I'm sure it will be a great place for you. I was thinking of cashing in some British Pounds with the exchange being so good, but I'll hang on to it. It cost me over $1.33 CDN for every US $ today. Crazy.

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

Hi I dropped by from Gills blog to say hello from Sussex. We have an area near us now that's a mini new forest. Ponies pigs cattle sheep roam the moorland. Quite a driving hazard. There should be plenty of work at the surveyors given how much building work is planned for the south.

Northern Living Allowance said...

Thanks everyone! Feeling relaxed after so much time off (and a week to look forward to in September as well!) and happy to be starting a new job on Monday. It's going to be a tough week, adjusting to commuting again, but needs must, so off I go...again! :)

Anna - thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I'm going to add you to my blogroll. x